Evonik launches vegan collagen ingredient for personal care market

Evonik launches vegan collagen ingredient for personal care market

Leverages Evonik’s biotechnology competencies as next step to build up partner platform of non-animal and sustainable collagen

  • By ICN Bureau | February 08, 2024

Evonik has launched Vecollage Fortify L, a new vegan collagen for the beauty and personal care market that is identical to collagen in the skin. Vecollage Fortify L leverages Evonik’s competencies in biotechnology, collagen, and skin care to meet the demand for vegan collagen for applications such as anti-aging and hydrating creams. By using a system solutions approach that combines an innovative product with expertise in skin biology, Evonik has unveiled the effect of recombinant collagen on the dermis, the middle layer of the skin.

The launch of Vecollage Fortify L brings Evonik a step closer to generating a platform of non-animal and sustainable collagen. This platform will consist of several types of vegan collagen developed by Evonik and together with partners and will cement the company’s position as a prominent player in biotechnology-based active ingredients. Bioactives form part of a growing portfolio of innovative biosolutions developed by the company’s life sciences division, Nutrition & Care.

“The future of skincare is all about biotech-based collagen! Brand owners can now offer consumers sustainably sourced, skin-identical collagen. This true hero ingredient clearly shows how sustainability drives us and collaboration defines us,” said Yann d'Hervé, head of Evonik's Care Solutions business line.

Vecollage Fortify L was developed in partnership with the company Modern Meadow Inc., which specializes in fermentation-based protein development. It provides dual benefits to fortify collagen in the skin by preventing age-related degradation and stimulating the skin’s own collagen production.

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